I LOOOOOOOOVE having two Christmas’ every year!
And this was one of the bestest, busiest Christmas in July’s we’ve had in a loooooong time!
Friday was fun, and Saturday had lots and lots of fun activities like arts and crafts where we made elf hats and Christmas prize bags
But all us kids wanted Santa!
I cut the line of people checking into the store and draped myself over the counter. “Wheeeeeeeen is HE coming!”
“Maxwell!” Tami scolded, then she apologized to the camper I’d cut. “He’s just excited because Santa’s coming-”
“Santa’s coming!” the camper exclaimed. “When? How? It’s July! Oh, my goodness, there’s so much to do!”
The camper behind him told the camper behind her, who told the camper just coming in the door.
“Seeee!” I told Tami. “I’m not the only one.”
“Six-thirty,” she assured everyone. “Lots of time to get ready. Now go play games or get on the hayride or take a kayak ride while you wait.”
Some of us preferred to eat ice cream.
But finally, six-thirty came.
And the campers arrived right on time to greet Santa.
But so did the black storm clouds.
Tami had to give the bad news. “Santa’s been delayed.”
Moans and groans rang out.
“Only by half an hour, tops!” she said. “He’s got Rudolph leading the way . . . the party’s still on! Think of it as a . . . Santa Rain Delay.”
So we waited . . .and we waited and we waited . . . until . . .
Santa arrived! And just then the sun broke out of the clouds!
Everyone got a chance to sit and talk to him for awhile.
I told him I’d been a very good moose. When he looked at me with twinkling eyes over his snowy, white beard, I added, “Well, okay, I’ve been a so-so Moose.”
Santa seemed okay with that, as long as I tried to be good and promised I’d listen to Tami from now on.
Suuuuure, I will.
We played games too! We tried to bounce a quarter into this jug . . .
We made Christmas Cookies . . .
Then ate them!
We got Tattoos . . .
There were sooooo many people!
Finally, it was time for presents.
I got a book by Rebecca Rule! The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever!
I took it to Story Time on Sunday morning and all the kids loved it.
Christmas is the best! Don’t you think?